For the third season in a row, the US edition of the competitive reality television series “Survivor” is set in the Philippines.
A source familiar to the production told InterAksyon on Tuesday that the 27th season of the award-winning program — officially called “Survivor: Blood vs. Water” – is currently being shot in secluded areas of Cagayan Valley.
The source said the CBS production will wrap in August but declined to specify the locations for security reasons.
However, a Facebook post on Monday by the tourism page of Cagayan North said the cast and crew led by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst are “now taping in Palaui Island, Anguib, Poso Robo and Gotan”.
The post also said “the new season will feature returning survivors playing against their family members and loved ones”.
The previous two seasons — “Survivor: Philippines” and “Survivor: Caramoan – Fans vs. Favorites” — were both shot in the Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur.
The source said producers consider the Philippines lucky for the show, whose ratings went up again after five years with “Survivor: Philippines” last year, and the surge continued with “Survivor: Caramoan” from February to earlier this month.